Tag Archives: municipalities

The law of street protest in Canada

The events of the G20 weekend in Toronto raised important legal issues and exposed gaps in our law. Are street protests legal and when can the police break them up? Can the police have special powers when world leaders are…

What can the mayor of Toronto really do?

Toronto will go to the polls to elect its mayor on October 25 this year. There is a lot of media interest in mayoral candidates and scandals surrounding some of them. The incumbent mayor, David Miller, also attracted media attention…

Victoria won’t appeal the camping in parks verdict

By Bill Cleverley, Times ColonistDecember 11, 2009 ‘The city of Victoria will not appeal the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling upholding the right of homeless to set up tents in parks, Mayor Dean Fortin said yesterday. "Appealing this ruling does…

It’s OK to camp in parks, says BC Court of Appeal

"Homeless people can camp temporarily in public parks if municipalities can’t provide them with sufficient alternative shelter, British Columbia’s highest court ruled Wednesday. The B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that struck down a Victoria bylaw banning…